In South Korea's struggling Kia Town, 'bad jobs' better than no jobs

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In South Korea's struggling Kia Town, 'bad jobs' better than no jobsPark Byung-kyu once led Kia Motor's union in the city of Gwangju, fighting for labor protections against the powerful, family-run chaebol that dominated the economy during South Korea's rapid industrialization. The attack also left him disillusioned with the approach of South Korea's forceful and often militant unions, which have faced increasing criticism for protecting their interests at the expense of other workers. Now, Park is working for the city of Gwangju on a proposed joint venture with Hyundai Motor Co to build a new low-wage car factory, Hyundai's first new factory in South Korea in 25 years.


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